Saturday, 30 June 2012

My review of Endure

Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones
Release Date: May 8, 2012
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Endure (Need, #4)Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. 

Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Endure is the fourth and final book in the Need series. Zara White is back one more time to fight evil blue pixies and save the world. Shocking twists and an unexpected romance turn, Endure is the conclusion that all fans have been waiting for.

After rescuing Nick from Valhalla, Zara is back to fight the evil pixies lurking around every corner of the city. She has to prepare her team of pixies and friends for a gruesome battle. Being a pixie queen isn't easy, Zara's had to make sacrifices and take risks. But will they pay off in this battle against evil monsters? 

Taking a brake from all the fighting, there's something else Zara has to realise. Where does her heart belong? That's what all fans have been waiting for, right? Nick, the wolf, or Astley, the pixie king. Carrie Jones has written a cute and heart-breaking story line. 

Zara is a confident and strong heroine. She has grown so much since we first met her in Need, when she was that strange girl mumbling phobias to her self. She is now strong enough to make her own decisions, stand up for herself and take on anything thrown her way. 

I felt that in this book, we see a harsher, more closed-minded side of Nick. For half the book he was plain annoying. He couldn't simply accept the fact that his girlfriend became a pixie to save him. No, he has to act like she's a monster. What happened to 'unconditional love'? You can't love someone and then feel differently just because they aren't the right species. He had some good moments in the book, too. The very few glimpses of the kind and caring Nick inside. 

Now on to....Astley! Wooo! Team Astley! The pixie king for the win. I loved the fact that we saw more of him in this book. He is a truly great character. I enjoyed reading every single page with his name on it. He stands beside Zara no matter how crazy her ideas are, he lets her make her own decisions and, most importantly, he loves her for who she is inside, not her species. *Growls at Nick*

Reading the Need series has been an entertaining and exciting roller-coaster. Even though I'm sad to see it end, I will definitely be checking out more of Carrie Jones' work. Want a crazy, action-packed pixie book? Pick up this series.


Friday, 29 June 2012

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop


Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mundie Moms.

ONE winner can choose ONE book from The Book Depository. This giveaway is international.

Winner: Sarah I.
Email me back ASAP!

Check out the other giveaways:

Until next time,
Sam :)

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: March 1, 2012 
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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was more than I could have hoped for. Creepy, mysterious and romantic, this book will sweep you off your feet and make you laugh out loud!

Mara Dyer wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there. Her friends were killed while she was left with minor bruises. How did this happen? No one knows. When Mara moves school and meets the alluring, Noah Shaw, she finds him irritating, annoying and a total jerk. But he knows something about Mara that she never knew about herself. And she needs to find out. Soon.

The book had me from page 1, I couldn't put it down! The characters were surprisingly funny with interesting personalities and juicy secrets. I wouldn't exactly say this book was a horror, but it was definitely creepy! From the cover, I thought it would be some weird paranormal romance with drowning involved; I was very wrong. It had nothing to do with drowning, more along the lines of a girl with unnatural abilities in a complicated situation.

Mara Dyer was a pleasure to read about. She was loyal, determined and caring. Her relationship with Noah had me rolling on the floor laughing. Those two are one entertaining couple! Noah Shaw, like any other boy in YA fiction, was hot with a cocky attitude. But as the book progressed we see more sides to him that were both good and bad. 

Overall, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a chilling and extremely enjoyable book that will have reader's on the edge of their seat. If your looking for something romantic, slightly creepy with small elements of comedy, then pick up this book! I can't wait to read the sequel!

Cover Reveal: Through the Ever Night


Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)
Release Date: January 8, 2013

OMG! Isn't it gorgeous?! I love it. *SCREAMS* I love the colours and the guy.....I need this book now!

Previous book:
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
Under the Never Sky

Until next time,
Sam :)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Cover Reveal: The Indigo Spell


I wanted to share this with you all...

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: February 12, 2013

I think it looks...interesting. Who's that extra boy? *Growl* If he tries to steal Sydney from Adrian I will not be happy. I love this series so much. Seriously, if you have not started reading books by Richelle Mead, I would advise you to do so ASAP!

Want to see my reaction to the cover? Click HERE!

Previous books:
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) & The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2)

Until next time,
Sam :)

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

15 Years of Harry Potter!


Guess what happened 15 years ago? Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published! Fifteen years! A long time, huh? Here is a video that Bloomsbury Publishing has put together:

Did you know that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was rejected by many publishers and with an initial hardback print run of 500 copies? Well, it has now sold over 90 million copies worldwide. Isn't that amazing?!

To celebrate Harry Potter's 15th anniversary, Bloomsbury is inviting fans to write a letter of no more than 50 words explaining why they love HARRY POTTER. They are looking for the most creative, clever and entertaining reasons and, while the word limit is set to a strict 50 words, entrants are encouraged to draw, doodle and make their letters as elaborate as possible!

Harry Potter fans can only enter by visiting a local bookshop or library and posting their letter in the specially designed postboxes. Over 1800 bookshops and libraries have already signed up to take part. 

The competition will run from Tuesday 26th June to Tuesday 31st July 2012 after which we will name the UK and Ireland’s biggest Harry Potter fan. The winner and runners up will be announced on Saturday 1st September.

Prize: The winner will receive a family holiday to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a letter-bound, signed, dedicated and numbered 15th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 14 runners up will also receive a letter-bound, signed, dedicated and numbered 15th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

Details of how to enter and a list of participating bookshops and libraries can be found on the website:

Go enter now! It sounds amazing! Click the link above if you have any questions. Come on, guys! I'm talking about J.K Rowling here! You can win a signed and dedicated book if you win. This is a great oppotunity to show that you are the ultimate Harry Potter Fan.


Make sure you leave a comment below saying just how much you love Harry Potter!

Good luck,
Sam :)

Did you know?
 The Harry Potter novels have now sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide.

- The Harry Potter novels have been translated into 73 languages.

- J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

Monday, 25 June 2012

My review of Through To You

Through To You by Emily Hemsworth
Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Through To YouCamden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.

The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day.

As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.

Through To You is a sci-fi/contemporary debut novel. Romance, mystery and an intriguing plot, it grabs your attention from the very first page and keeps you hooked until the very end. 

This book is about a boy, named Camden Pike, who is in pieces ever since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He's still trying to get over his career-ending football injury, Camden feels like he's on his own. His mother is always working, and even though Mike, his friend, is trying to cheer him up; no one can fill the ache in his chest. But when Cam visits the spot where Viv died, he sees a ghost. And it isn't Viv. Her name is Nina and she's from a parallel world where Viv is still alive. But things aren't the same in the other world and Viv isn't the same girl he was prepared to die for. Nina is also hiding dangerous secrets, but time is running out because the window between the two worlds is getting smaller everyday. Cam needs to make a choice: Stay with Viv, or let her go.

As soon as I read the blurb I knew I'd enjoy it. Who wouldn't want to dive into a parallel world? It just sounded so cool. I loved reading about Camden's life and how he had to deal with the loss of his girlfriend. Emily Hemsworth delivers a book that is both emotional and very addictive. 

Camden was a very strong and determined character with a big heart. Viv was his only friend, without her he felt empty. And to go to another world to find her? It shows you how much he would risk for her. I also enjoyed Nina, she plays a big part in the story and I liked her caring and  calm nature. I thought she was a very engaging character with an interesting background, I would have liked to see more of her.

Mysterious, romantic and even slightly creepy, I would recommend this book to anyone who's just looking for something different and unique. Pick Through To You up as soon as possible!
- Thank you Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss for providing me with a review copy.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Book Haul (#5)


Here are the books I've received/borrowed/bought this week:
Tapas & TearsDaughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)Endure (Need, #4)
SweetheartsThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

Tapas & Tears by Chris Higgins - Received - Received this from Hachette's Children Books. I though it was okay...slightly boring.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) by Laini Taylor - Borrowed - I've heard nothing but good things about this one. I'm about 50 pages in and I am LOVING it!
Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones - Borrowed - I'm interesting in seeing how this series ends.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin - Borrowed - I really like the sound of this one. 
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr - Borrowed - This looks really cute!

I also received a jar of sweets from HarperCollins Children's Books for taking part in the Insurgent blog tour. Thank you!!!!!

Well, that's my haul for this week! What did you get? Leave a link in the comments!

Until next time,
Sam :)

Saturday, 23 June 2012

My review of Before I Wake

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: July 6, 2012 (UK), June 26, 2012 (US)
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Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul.
The good news? He didn’t get it.
The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much
harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent
“recovering,” she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.

But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim
stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won’t keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn’t just gambling with her own life…

- May contain spoilers for people who haven't started the series -

Before I Wake is the sixth book in the popular Soul Screamers series. Full of action, mysteries and irresistible romance, if you loved the previous books you will definitely be satisfied with this one!

After being killed, Kaylee Cavanaugh is trying to live life like nothing's happened. But lots of things have happened since the day she was killed. After being recruited to find souls, Kaylee's time alone with her Reaper boyfriend has become increasing short. With all her friends and family endangered, how will Kaylee protect them?

Kaylee, Tod, Nash, Sabine and Emma, are all back with a new and exciting paranormal mystery to solve. If you thought the previous books had good plots, well, Before I Wake tops them all. All I can say is, if your looking for a set of books that will keep you on the edge of your seat, pick up this series as soon as possible.

Tod is the best undead guy ever. Thought he was hot in the other books? He's on fire in this one! We get to see a lot more of him in this book (YAY) and, occasionally, see him pour his heart out. Tod and Kaylee made me laugh, made me cry and they made me smile. When times got tough, Tod was there to make it all better. The guy's just too perfect for his own good.

I liked the jealousy between the characters as well. Sabine and Nash, damn, nothing ever goes right for them, does it? Even though Kaylee has made her choice, I can't help but feel sorry for Nash. He tries very hard, in this book, to get over the pain and betrayal, and I really admire him for that.

I must stress how much I love Rachel Vincent's writing style. Enganging, captivating, fun, unique and extremely addictive; I always wish that her books went on forever and ever and ever.

Read her books as soon as possible. That's all I can say.

- Thank you Mira Ink for sending me a review copy.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Books I'm Looking Forward To


There are some really amazing books coming out this year and I would like to show you what books I'm desperate to get my hands on.

Tiger LilyTiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

Release Date: October 23, 2012
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he's dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter
Release Date: September 23, 2012
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

What books are you looking forward to? Comment below!

Until next time,
Sam :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop


Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Uniquely Moi Books.

ONE winner can pick ONE book from below. This giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to you.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Fill out the Rafflecopter below!

The winner is Ella M. Email me back ASAP!

Make sure you check out the other giveaways:
Until next time,
Sam :)

Teaser Tuesday (3)


This is a weekly bookish meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)This week teaser is from Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent. I thought it'd be cool to share a little snippet with you guys because I absolutely adore this series. If you haven't started reading them yet then GO DO THAT NOW! And don't worry guys, I picked a very non-spoiler part!!

"I sat in one of the chairs in front of her desk, while she closed the door behind me, then circled the desk to sit in her own chair. My file folder was open on her desk, and when she turned off the computer monitor - though I couldn't see it from my seat - I realized that she'd been reading the local paper online. Or maybe she just Googled me in preparation for our appointment. Were school counsellors allowed to Google?"

This series is amazing. You can check out the first book in the series HERE!

US Covers:
My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

UK Covers:
 My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

Which set of covers do you prefer? The last book is called WITH ALL MY SOULS, the 7th and last book in the Soul Screamers series (BOO).

Have a great week!
Sam :)

Monday, 18 June 2012

My review of Half-Blood

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: September 20, 2011
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Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. 

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:

Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. 

Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden.

 And that would kind of suck.

Half-Blood is the first book in the popular Covenant series. Fun, witty and full of action, a must read!

Are you looking for a book that will brighten up your day? A book that will keep you hooked until the end? A book that is just so damn hot it could set a forest on fire? Here it is, my fellow readers! 

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals. Children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods have godlike powers, while children of Hematoi and mortals, Half-bloods, only have two options: become a Sentinel who hunt and kill daimons or become a servant in the house of a pure. 

Alex, after three years of missing training at the Covenant, would rather risk her life before she would ever be seen scrubbing toilets. But Alex has got a problem with one of the rules: Relationships between pures and half-bloods are forbidden. It doesn't help when your new trainer is the untouchable pure blood, Aiden. Alex has to keep her head straight and focus on her goal: become a Sentinel and get revenge on those who killed her mother.

Sounds amazing, right? That's because it is! Half-Blood is packed full of heart-stopping action and a romance that will keep readers entertained and hooked until the very end.

The characters were strong, feisty and unbearably hot. Alex is one of those heroines that you really admire. She is a devoted and determined girl who does not like to be missing the action. Throughout the book I was like: WOOO! YOU GO GIRL! 

Aiden and Seth. Two hot guys, two very different personalities. Both of their relationships with Alex are complicated. Alex has a crush on Aiden, but he is a Pure so that is a big no-no. Then Seth comes along with his magical powers and good looks and a bucket load of secrets. There wasn't really a love triangle in Half-Blood, but I can sense one coming up in the next books!

Jennifer really does know what readers want. If your looking for action, a forbidden romance and many creepy monsters, pick up Half-Blood as soon as possible. I promise you won't regret it!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sweet Evil Character Interview


Some of you may know about my fan site for the Sweet Evil trilogy: 

The Sweet Trilogy

There's some really awesome stuff going on there like giveaways, an interview with Wendy, etc. Here is a character interview which appeared on the site:

Kaidan, what were your first thoughts when saw Anna?
It went something like this:
She's cute.
Aw, hell, she's Neph.
What is she doing here? What does she want? Why haven't I seen her before? WHO IS SHE?

Anna, sum Kaidan up in 5 words.
Confusing. Maddening. Stubborn. Guarded. Irresistible.

Kaidan, do you prefer Anna's good or bad side?
*laughs*  Her "bad" side is hardly noteworthy, but incredibly sexy. Although there's something hot about her sweetness. I should shut-up now.

Anna, what is the nicest thing Kaidan has done for you?
Hm, gosh. I'm trying to think of what I can say without giving any spoilers. He's not the kind of guy who goes out of his way to do "nice" things. He sort of does nice things accidentally, lol. Like, spontaneous instinct or something. And then he seems confused and surprised by himself, which is always amusing. Could I be anymore vague?  :-P

Kaidan, will you ever stop 'working' for this pretty girl who wants a committed relationship?
Erm...we'd better not go there, luv.

 are there any other boys in the picture? *Ahem* Kope?
I adore Kope, but just as a friend. Even though he sort of flusters me sometimes with that intense way he looks at me.

Kaidan, how would you feel if Anna took an interest in another boy?
*frowns* She's free to do whatever she wants, of course. Not my business. *glares*

Anna and Kaidan, do you feel about each other? 
*Anna smiles at Kai*
*Kai looks away*
*both shrug*

Did you like it? Make sure you check out the site for more exclusive and exciting news HERE!

Until next time,
Sam :)

My review of The Kiss Off

The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
Release Date: June, 2012
Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon

The Kiss OffWhen sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global. 

A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped. 

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

The Kiss Off is an entertaining book that will have readers laughing out loud! It's fun and told in a unique way. A short read that I would recommend to teenagers.

Poppy Douglas is a young girl with big dreams. Uploading videos of her own songs has never got her very far until she releases 'The Kiss Off'. Inspired by the breakup with her cheating boyfriend, the video has gathered a large crowd. And soon she's getting recognised everywhere. When she meets Ty, her world spirals out of control. The word 'privacy' does not exist any more. Can she handle all the pressure of being a rock star's girlfriend and lead a normal life?

I found The Kiss Off a very easy book to get into. I liked the characters, I thought the plot was interesting, but I would have liked to see more description. I didn't like the fact that the main characters weren't described. What does Poppy look like? What does Ty look like? It was very hard to picture the scenes in my head.

Poppy and Ty's relationship was, at first, a pleasure to read about. But then all the sexting, fame and cheating suspicions came and complicated it all. Their relationship was definitely not normal and I loved how they seemed to get through any obstacle put in their way.

If your looking for a short read with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, then I would definitely recommend this to you. The book does lack description and character build-up but overall the book is very interesting.  

NOTE: The Kiss Off deals with some situations that might make readers uncomfortable.
- Many thanks to Sarah Billington for providing me a review copy

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Book Haul (#4)


A fairly small haul this week but nevertheless, a brilliant one!
Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)Shark GirlSpell Bound (Hex Hall #3)
Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent - Received - *SCREAMS* I received this one in the post less than 10 minutes ago. Thank you so much Mira Ink! 
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham - Received - A big thank you to Cat Clarke, author of Entangled and Torn, for generously sending me her spare copy! You rock!
Spellbound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins - Borrowed - I've been waiting to read this one for ages! I can't wait to see how Rachel ends this trilogy!

What books did you get this week? Leave a link in the comments!

Until next time, 
Sam :)